Last week, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle brand created in partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods and multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood, announced a $100,000 Sports Matter grant to support girls youth and high school sports in Houston’s Aldine Independent School District (A.I.S.D.). CALIA by Carrie Underwood in partnership with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter program surprises unsuspecting athletes and coaches of the Aldine Independent School District with a $100,000 check donationCredit/Copyright: Scott Dalton/Invision for DICK’S Sporting Goods/AP ImagesSince 2014, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged over $50 million to support teams and raise awareness of the importance of youth sports across the country through its Sports Matter initiative.Earlier this year CALIA by Carrie Underwood, in partnership with The DICK’S Foundation, announced plans to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls youth sports teams across the country. The first grant was awarded in June in Underwood’s hometown to Checotah (Okla.) School District Girls’ Athletic programs.Last week, in Houston, Underwood and The DICK’S Foundation surprised A.I.S.D. female student-athletes and coaches with a $100,000 Sports Matter grant during a CALIA by Carrie Underwood meet and greet and fitness event at a DICK’S Sporting Goods new store grand opening celebration at the Baybrook Mall.“I am so honored to partner with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation as we continue to give back to girls sports teams across the country,” said Underwood. “Through today’s donation, we aim to support the girls’ athletic programs in Houston, providing many girls with the opportunity to participate in sports.”The DICK’S Foundation will be partnering with Athletic Director, Richard Delgado, and Program Director of Resource Development, Stacey Smith, to allocate the Sports Matter grant across A.I.S.D. to the girls’ sports teams.“At DICK’S, we believe sports make people better, and through this partnership, we are proud to provide more opportunities for girls to play sports throughout the Aldine Independent School District,” said DICK’S Chairman & CEO Edward W. Stack. “The DICK’S Foundation and our CALIA by Carrie Underwood brand look forward to this $100,000 grant making a difference in many girls’ lives.”
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says several people have been injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in the capital Ankara.Anadolu Agency says two cars of the high-speed train derailed in the accident. The train was en route from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya.Several ambulances have been sent to the scene.The cause of the accident is not immediately known.The Associated Press
The State Department said that the US led resolution on Sri Lanka, which Sri Lanka co-sponsored, encourages the reform of domestic laws to facilitate accountability for past crimes related to the Sri Lankan civil war, affirms the importance of the participation of foreign judges and prosecutors in domestic accountability mechanisms, and requests further reporting by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). (Colombo Gazette) The US State Department noted that the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last week, highlights the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to advance respect for human rights and strengthen good governance since January 2015.A statement by the US State Department noted that the outcomes of the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva underscored the importance of robust U.S. engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns.
“Thus far in Afghanistan, avian influenza remains confined to the bird population, with no human cases reported,” the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced in a joint press release with the Government. “Nonetheless, it is imperative that the human population is protected.” The H5N1 virus was found in six samples taken from birds found in Kabul,Jalalabad City, and Khogiani district. A further six samples from Kandahar and Kunduz tested negative. All samples were tested at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) laboratories in Padua, Italy.The Government and the UN are undertaking the following measures:With immediate effect, culling will begin of birds in affected areasMarkets selling poultry and poultry products will be closed and disinfectedCompensation arrangements are in place for farmers affected by cullingPublic awareness of bird flu and the measures people can take to protect themselves is under wayCompensation is seen as vital in persuading poultry breeders to report the infection and cull the birds.The Government has appointed a National Action Committee to coordinate further activities to control the disease and is receiving expert advice from FAO, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as from UNAMA.At the moment H5N1 is rarely deadly to humans. As of 13 March there were only 177 confirmed human cases globally, 98 of them fatal, in the two-year-old outbreak, with almost all infections caused by very close contact with sick or dead birds. But the great concern is that the virus could change into a type that spreads easily from person to person, hence the need for containment. The so-called Spanish flu pandemic that broke out in 1918 is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people worldwide by the time it had run its course two years later.On 14 March Azerbaijan reported three more human cases, its first, all of them fatal, but these have yet to be confirmed by WHO.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The head of the seismic Research centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Lutchman, is reiterating calls for the region to be prepared for a major earthquake after several parts of the Caribbean have been jolted by tremors in recent times.Over the weekend, the SRC said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St Kitts during a 21 hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1.It said that the 54 earthquakes were in the magnitude range of 1.2 to 4.1, the SRC said, adding “there have been no felt reports thus far”.The SRC reported that a quake measuring 3.8 was recorded Sunday night and was felt 104 kilometres (km) east of Fort-de-France, in Martinique, 117 km north east of Castries in St Lucia and 155 km south east of Roseau, Dominica.It said it was located Latitude: 14.67N, Longitude: 60.14W and at a depth of 10 km Speaking on a radio programme here Monday, Lutchman, who has for months now been warning that the Caribbean is long overdue a “big one”, said that several tremors have since been recorded following the weekend activities.“At this time we have had magnitude 4.1 associated with our magnitude events. So it could simply be a main shock with some aftershocks.“These events are shallow; we had an additional 12 earthquakes over the weekend. Overnight through Saturday and into Sunday morning, I imagine there were even fewer which is what you expect when you have a subsiding sequence,” she told radio listeners.The seismologist said that for shallow events “we tend to have more associated aftershocks and you have for deeper events”.She said the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Trinidad and Tobago on August 21 this year “was semi-deep and the aftershocks were not that many”.But she warned that the region should take the signs “very seriously” and predicts a “big one is coming and it is better to be prepared”.The last major earthquake to hit the Caribbean occurred in Haiti in 2010 when the magnitude 7.0 quake destroyed several buildings and killed an estimated 200,000 people. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEarthquake rattles Southern C’bean islandsOctober 2, 2017In “latest news”C’bean jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour periodOctober 1, 2018In “Regional”Earthquake rattles several C’bean islandsNovember 10, 2018In “Regional”
Nova Deko, an Australian modular accommodation specialist, has developed a range of stylish modular units that, it says “make on or near site living a positive experience and give employers a new edge in attracting quality staff. Jim Dickson, Managing Director of Nova Deko, said mining companies and service providers are always looking for new ways to attract the best and brightest. “Remote locations and living conditions always make it hard to fill essential positions,” he said.“With our long history of building quality family homes and our technical expertise in designing and building modular units, Nova Deko delivers modular solutions that are not just accommodation, but homes,’ he said.From the single-bedroom Milan, to the elegant, executive Madrid (2 bath, 3 bed, 81.2 m2) model, Nova Deko can deliver the good solutions for on-site and near-site accommodation that will give mining clients the edge they need and the luxury they deserve.Because Nova Deko owns the factory and has extensive shipping contacts, the company can work orders as small as a single unit, or as large as many hundreds at a time, while remaining cost-effective and efficient. “The value for our customers is simple,” said Dickson. “If one of our units means you can attract a high-quality engineer and family for the life of mine, a one-off outlay of less than A$80,000 can save you that much every year,” he said.“And that’s just in wages… the value of having greater expertise on sight, reliably, might be worth tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars over the life of the mine,” he said.Nova Deko says it “stands by the structural integrity of the high-quality pods”. And, because it knows “mining companies and service providers work hard for their strong safety and maintenance records, will do so for the life of mine.”“On well maintained mine accommodation sites, and so long as a few basic requirements are met, Nova Deko will guarantee our structures for life-of-mine,” said Dickson.
A man accused of stabbing his 69-year-old grandfather in the neck Wednesday morning at his home in the Minnehaha area is being held without bail as he awaits the judge’s order for a competency evaluation that was requested by his attorney.The victim, Richard LaFountain, was in serious condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center as of Thursday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesman.LaFountain’s grandson, 24-year-old Zakary A. French, appeared Thursday morning in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault.French, who appeared wearing a suicide-prevention smock — given to inmates who may try to harm themselves with standard jail clothing — refused to cooperate, however.As he approached the judge’s bench, French asked, “Can I die now? Why am I here, dude? Did he die?”
He helped prosecute the most infamous criminal in Clark County’s history, child-killer Westley Allan Dodd. He presided over 700 trials during his more than 20 years as a Clark County Superior Court judge, some of them murder cases and high-profile civil lawsuits.Now, Roger Bennett, who retired from the Superior Court bench last year, will be Battle Ground’s municipal court judge, hearing misdemeanor cases and traffic tickets.Bennett was sworn in Tuesday night at the Battle Ground City Council meeting. He begins work today.It’s not the typical career path for a judge. In fact, the former municipal court judge, Gregory Gonzales — who was appointed earlier this year to the Superior Court bench — performed Bennett’s swearing-in ceremony.But Bennett said the position allows him to remain with his Vancouver law firm — Dimitrov, Senescu & Bennett, where he handles arbitration and mediation cases — while still returning to the bench, a longtime passion.“I thought it would fit perfectly with my practice. It’s just part-time,” he said. Battle Ground’s court convenes once a week, with a night court every other week. Bennett said he will also be responsible for issuing search warrants in misdemeanor criminal cases.
OLYMPIA — Democrat Jay Inslee secured victory Friday in Washington’s race for governor, triumphing over his Republican rival after a grueling campaign that drew more than $40 million in spending.GOP candidate Rob McKenna conceded defeat Friday night after late ballot returns failed to turn in his favor as the campaign had hoped. Inslee, a former congressman who first ran for governor in 1996, now sustains roughly three decades of Democratic control at the top of Washington state government.Inslee thanked McKenna for what he described as a gracious conversation Friday night and said the state needs to unite to deal with the challenges of the day.“It’s time to go build a working Washington,” Inslee said. “Let’s get to work.”Inslee won the office on a message of economic growth, vowing to invest in specific clusters of industries such as green energy and life sciences. He also emphasized his goals of making government more efficient and that he would be able to rebalance the state’s budget without new taxes.Despite his moderate message in this Democratic-leaning state, Inslee well underperformed President Barack Obama, who was winning the state by 13 percentage points. Inslee was winning Friday by a 51-49 margin.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A carjacker has been accused of impersonating a police officer in Northwest Miami-Dade.The theft happened on Northwest 33rd Street and 32nd Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29.Surveillance video showed the man talking on his phone and walking up to a Ford SUV parked outside a store.The man talked through the driver’s window to someone inside the car, said he was a police officer and demanded he get out of the vehicle.The crook then took off with the SUV.If you have any information on this carjacking, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Guns N’ Roses To Release 73-Track ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Box Set New deluxe reissue of the band’s classic 1987 debut album will feature 49 previously unreleased tracksNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 3, 2018 – 8:00 am The most dangerous band in the world, Guns N’ Roses, have announced an epic deluxe reissue of their classic 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction. The extensive new box set will feature a total of 73 tracks, 49 of which have been previously unreleased. Titled Locked N’ Loaded, the remastered and expanded reissue is and is due out June 29.Arriving one year after the album’s 30th anniversary, the massive collection reportedly appears to be worth the wait. Spanning four CDs and seven 12″ 180-gram vinyl LPs, the reissue includes the album remastered from the original analog tapes across two LPs, a pressing of the band’s 1986 Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide EP, an EP of B-sides from the era, plus 25 unreleased recordings from the band’s 1986 Sound City sessions and two unreleased tracks from their sessions with the album’s producer, Mike Clink. Packed with plenty of extras, Locked N’ Loaded also includes a 96-page hardbound book with unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, 12 new illustrations depicting each song on the album, and replica memorabilia from the era.An unboxing video was posted then deleted on the band’s site, and a countdown clock has been launched for midnight on May 4, presumably marking the official announcement of the reissue. News Guns N’ Roses Announce ‘Appetite…’ Box Set guns-n-roses-release-73-track-appetite-destruction-box-set Facebook Twitter Producer Mike Clink has also been hard at work recently on behalf of creators’ rights. Clink delivered testimony on critical music copyright issues at a House Judiciary Committee meeting earlier this year. Clink’s efforts helped lead the Allocations For Music Producers Act (AMP Act) to be included in the Music Modernization Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Apr. 26. Clink has also worked with bands such as Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, and Heart, in addition to his work with GN’R.Last December, Slash also went to work on Capitol Hill, lobbying Congress on music creators’ behalf in support of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act.Locked N’ Loaded arrives in the midst of Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime… Tour, which kicks back up June 3 in Berlin, Germany, and treks through Europe through the end of July. Complete tour dates can be found on the band’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/gunsnroses/status/991392113882316800 Email
Related stories Tags DoorDash says it’s changing its tipping policy for delivery workers. DoorDash DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery company, caused an uproar after it became known that it had a policy that put customers’ tips for delivery workers into its own pockets. In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said he would change course. “We’re changing our model,” Xu tweeted. “The new model will ensure that Dashers’ earnings will increase by the exact amount a customer tips on every order.”The company has 400,000 delivery workers, which it calls “Dashers.” The change in policy comes after a slew of customer complaints called out DoorDash for reportedly tricking them into believing their tips were going to the delivery workers. While the controversial policy has been in place since 2017, it wasn’t until articles were published in The New York Times and NBC News that the uproar began. The on-demand economy, which includes delivery companies like DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates and Grubhub and ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, has been under fire over the past few years for not doing enough to protect workers. Lawsuits have been filed against Instacart and Uber over their tipping policies. And several other suits have been brought over the companies’ classification of their workers as independent contractors, rather than employees. Under the contractor classification, workers typically aren’t entitled to protections like sick days, Social Security and health care. In his tweets, Xu said the idea of DoorDash’s tipping policy was for the company to guarantee its delivery workers a base rate for each delivered item. When customers’ tipped through the app, that money would go to the guarantee instead of being tacked on top of their pay. Instacart used to have a similar tipping policy, but changed it in February. Comments Now playing: Watch this: “It’s clear from recent feedback that we didn’t strike the right balance,” Xu tweeted. “We thought we were doing the right thing by making Dashers whole when a customer left no tip. What we missed was that some customers who *did* tip would feel like their tip did not matter.”While Xu said DoorDash is changing its model, he didn’t provide specific details on what it’ll look like going forward. He didn’t say whether or not DoorDash would still guarantee delivery workers that base rate. The company didn’t respond to request for comment. Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries Share your voice 1:32 What does the Grubhub trial mean for the gig economy? San Francisco joins the fight to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees Mobile 2
Remarks made by Google VP Rishi Chandra last week strongly suggest that the company hasn’t given up on plans to release its own smart display device. Chandra hinted at plans for such a device during a recent conversation with Variety, which he also used to lay out his vision for Google’s role in the smart home.Rumors that Google may be building its own smart display device surfaced after Amazon released such a device, dubbed the Echo Show, a year ago. In January, Google instead announced a number of partnerships with device makers including Sony and Lenovo to build smart display devices (pictured above) powered by the company’s assistant.Asked why the company decided to work with partners instead of releasing its own hardware, Chandra told Variety last week that Google had long done both for other hardware categories, and that it may just have been a question of timing to announce these partnerships first. “It’s an emerging category,” he said. “I’m not saying we are not going to do it.” Chandra used to work on Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and was more recently elevated to oversee product management for the company’s entire line of home products. This includes not only Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, but also the company’s Home speakers and Wifi routers, among other things.These devices closely integrate with Nest products ever since Google parent Alphabet decided to bring that subsidiary back into the Google fold, where it is now overseen by Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh. “I think we have all the pieces, we really do,” Chandra said.Nest, Chandra said, had previously approached remote control of its devices with a focus on mobile apps. Now, it was much easier to tap into Google’s existing products, and for instance have feeds from the company’s security cameras show up on Chromecast-enabled TVs, or make Nest’s doorbell audible across the home, with chime sounds playing on Google Home speakers.Google first introduced its Google Home smart speaker in 2016, and followed up with a budget-priced Google Home Mini and a bigger and better-sounding Google Home Max speaker last year. The latter, which sells for $399, closely competes with Apple’s Homepod, as well as higher-end Sonos speakers.Chandra admitted that it wasn’t easy to enter the premium audio market, where consumers still have a lot of loyalty for traditional Hi-Fi brands. But he seemed confident that Google has a shot. “It’s a bet that the speaker market is evolving,” Chandra said. “Assistants will be a core part of this experience.”As part of that bet, Google also continues to invest in what the company calls smart sound, which boils down to using artificial intelligence to improve the sound quality of a speaker. With the debut of the Google Home Max, these efforts were primarily focused on optimizing the speaker’s sound for the architecture of a room to prevent things like distortion from low frequencies. Going forward, the company would also focus on optimizing sound for conversations and background noise as well, said Chandra. “Those are all things that we are testing and iterating on.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Ultimately, all of these efforts are driven by Google’s desire to become an essential part of the home. “The simple truth is we need to become a must-have product,” Chandra said. At this point, Google home products powered by the company’s assistant were still not quite meeting that bar, he admitted. They’d offer some useful functionality, but not something that people would rely on every day. Said Chandra: “I’m looking for daily-use cases.” Popular on Variety
Nowadays, lifestyle related stress has become the biggest reason for heart attacks at an early age. Heart attacks are not just due to the genetic element, but there are innumerable factors which may clog your arteries and result in stroke. Food and diet however, play a humongous role when it comes to heart health or dealing with lifestyle and stress, says, Tripti Gupta, the founder of iPink and a certified nutritionist in healthy cardiac diets by International College of Cardiology. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHere are a few common reasons for heart attacks:Poor Dietary Lifestyle: Eating oily, fried processed food has become a convenience today. Always avoid having packaged foods, energy bars, canned juices and ready to eat foods which contain hidden saturated fats, added colour, preservatives. Also avoid foods which are loaded with baking soda and sodium. These so called low fat dressings are loaded with salt and sugar which play havoc on your blood pressure levels and eventually adds load to your heart function. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMismanagement of meals/extremely erratic timings: Even if we eat healthy food, it could be starving through the day and then ending with massive dinner which can mess with your heart health. You are only playing with your metabolism with such huge gaps in your meals. Your heart and brain need a constant supply of essential fatty acids, sugar, hydration and minerals. If any of these are incorrect, the damage has already begun. 80% cause of all lifestyle diseases stem from poor eating habits. Excess Weight: With poor dietary habits the first thing which is triggered off is accumulation of bad fats in the body leading to increased cholesterol levels. The excess weight adds pressure to lung function and breathlessness, heart needs to pump more blood to meet the supply and the result is again an overload.Lack of adequate activity: When we talk of cardio workouts that means you need an activity to improve your overall cardiovascular health. Exercise on a regular basis for our heart muscles to remain strong and healthy. Poor Medical Reports: Ignoring your medical reports or delaying your tests is a huge factor. Your heart needs plenty of essential fatty acids in the form of omega 3 along with fat soluble vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A,D,E,K , calcium, magnesium, zinc etc. If any of these are imbalanced they increase your risk. Similarly, iron, folic acid and B12 play a huge role to your blood health. Keeping a balance is extremely essential to ensure your heart function is smooth.Stress: If any of the above factors are not taken care of, then stress ensures the damage is done. Hypertension, excess weight, improper food choices and habits topped up with a stressful lifestyle are the perfect combination for cardiac arrest. Stress today is beyond control for most of us, hence the least one can do is eat right and stay active. Here are few pointers one can keep in mind for their heart healthInclude essential fatty acids such as nuts, oilseeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, olive oil, pure ghee etc in your daily diet.Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, red and orange fruits/vegetables. Vegetable juice is a great option to meet B12 and folic acid needs. And don’t forget to hydrate your body with natural salt and sugar in the form of coconut water, buttermilk etc.For non-vegetarians, it’s a good idea to choose more lean meats such as chicken, fish, and egg whites. Avoid organ meats, shell fish, red meats, egg yolks etc which can increase your cholesterol levels thus putting your heart to risk.Any form of activity whether it’s a walk, climbing stairs, skipping, cycling, swimming or any of your favourite sport is beneficial for your heart.Include yoga and meditation, if not every day, even doing it on weekends can make a great difference. Calming the mind and relaxing your muscles with improved flexibility further improves your blood circulation. Include happy foods in your daily regimen. Dried berries, raisins, yoghurt, lime juice, cocoa, fruits, fresh fruit juices and salted nuts works very well to calm your body and mind, helping you de-stress.Choose drinks which are low on caffeine and rich in antioxidants such as green tea, white tea, and chamomile, herbal infusion as these will help relax your senses.
Kolkata: Huge quantity of explosive substances were seized from a goods vehicle in Chitpur area of the city, a senior Kolkata Police officer said Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, police officers intercepted a goods vehicle near Tala bridge on the BT Road in the early hours of Saturday and seized 27 gunny bags containing about 1,000 kg of potassium nitrate, the IPS officer said. Potassium nitrate is used in making explosives. Two persons – the driver and his helper have been arrested, he said. “The vehicle was coming from Odisha and was heading towards North 24 Parganas district. We have arrested the driver and the helper of the goods vehicle. We are interrogating the duo and trying to find out more details from them,” the officer added.
4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility As the cargo ship moves closer to Hodeida, the U.S. and other allies have a number of options. An immediate goal is to have U.N. officials pressure Tehran to reroute the ship to Djibouti. If that doesn’t work, Saudi Arabia, Egypt or other allies could interdict the ship and inspect the cargo to ensure there are no weapons aboard.Less desirable options, officials said, would include letting the Iranian ship dock in Yemen and then urging the Iranians to allow an inspection there. Or, if allies are not convinced that the ship is only carrying humanitarian aid, allies could destroy the cargo once it’s unloaded.The debate comes as the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday carried out the heaviest airstrikes on the Yemeni capital since the five-day truce expired earlier this week, hitting weapons depots in the mountains surrounding Sanaa and sending dozens of families fleeing their homes in panic.The Yemeni conflict has killed 1,820 people and wounded 7,330 since March 19, according to U.N. estimates. The estimates also show that nearly a half million people at least have been displaced in the period since the beginning of the fighting until May 7.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments Share WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an Iranian cargo ship that is flanked by two warships and heading toward a Yemen port, reportedly carrying humanitarian supplies for the war-wracked nation.The mission sets up a dilemma: Should the U.S. and its allies block the ship, igniting a likely confrontation with Iran, or should they let it through to the Yemeni port, opening the door for future deliveries that might contain weapons or other lethal aid? New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Check your body, save your life Patients with chronic pain give advice U.S. officials say they haven’t decided whether the U.S. or other navies in the area — including Saudi Arabia and Egypt — will block or try to inspect the cargo ship before it gets to Yemen. The officials said their intelligence shows no evidence the Iranian ship is carrying any lethal or military aid.At least five U.S. warships are in the western Gulf of Aden or off the coast of Djibouti and are positioned to respond if needed, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.U.S. and other Western leaders have accused Iran of militarily backing the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, and providing them with weapons. The supply ship is moving closer to the Yemen port of Hodeida just as a five-day truce expires between the rebels and the Saudi-led coalition that is backing internationally-recognized President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is now in exile.The U.S. has been supporting the Saudi-led coalition, and has urged Iran to send the cargo ship to Djibouti, where the United Nations is coordinating humanitarian aid for Yemen.Iran had warned last week that it would protect the supply ship. U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said Tuesday that two Iranian warships linked up with the cargo vessel overnight Monday. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement
LoanScorecard Announces NewFi Implementation in News, Technology LoanScoreCard NewFi 2019-07-22 Seth Welborn 11 days ago 166 Views LoanScorecard recently announced that NewFi Wholesale has implemented LoanScorecard’s product and pricing engine, Pricer1, and non-agency AUS, Portfolio Underwriter, as its Non-QM Pricing & Scenario Tool.Founded in 2015, NewFi Wholesale is a wholesale mortgage lender headquartered in Emeryville, California, with expertise in government, jumbo, and non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) lending. The company is licensed to do business in California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington. Powered by LoanScorecard’s Pricer1 and Portfolio Underwriter technology, NewFi Wholesale’s Non-QM Pricing & Scenario Tool allows approved and potential broker partners to run loan scenarios in Calyx Point or on the lender’s website. Brokers can then quickly determine eligibility and pricing across NewFi Wholesale’s proprietary non-QM products: Sequoia Portfolio Plus, Sequoia Portfolio Expanded, Sequoia Investor Pro and Sequoia CPA. “By combining our broad range of loan products with innovative technology we are reshaping the way our broker partners shop for and close loans,” said Steve Abreu, CEO of NewFi Wholesale. “We chose to partner with LoanScorecard because they allow us to provide brokers, whether or not they are approved partners, greater value by accessing our proprietary guidelines directly in their LOS. In addition, we didn’t need to spend significant time and resources building our own AUS. LoanScorecard’s implementation process was so smooth that we were up and running in less than a month.”“Forward-looking wholesale lenders, like NewFi, know that, in order to be successful in today’s market, it’s essential to build strong relationships with brokers,” said Ben Wu, Executive Director of LoanScorecard. “By leveraging LoanScorecard technology, NewFi is expanding its reach and empowering brokers with real-time pricing and an immediate indication of whether or not loans would be approved, so they can quickly and confidently close more loans.” Share
Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling There are just a few days left before NFL free agency begins, and in the meantime teams are digging through couch cushions to get a final count of how much money they actually have to spend. Okay, so maybe the amount the Arizona Cardinals have to work with isn’t just chump change — they’re sitting in a solid position with about $21 million to work with. The NFL announced this week about a $10 million increase in the salary cap from last season, so each team has, at most, $143 million to spend on its entire 2015 roster. Comments Share The Cardinals carried over just over $4 million of cap space from last season and the team’s top 51 contracts are calculated at a combined total of $134.5 million. Friday, the team restructured quarterback Carson Palmer’s contract and freed up over $7 million more in room. Therefore, Arizona has about $21 million to spend as free agency arrives — or not spend, if they so choose. That’s plenty of money for a guy like Steve Keim to work with. In fact, it’s sort of an unfathomable total to the average person whose idea of budgeting is not buying the second bag of barbecue chips at Circle K. So what in the world could actually be purchased for $21 million, you know, if the Cardinals weren’t looking for offensive linemen, linebackers and running backs? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 9 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) is brought down against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Johnson left the field for x-rays. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez) Cardinals are placing RB David Johnson on IR, per source, but with the chance to return this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2017 77 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals had to be fearing the worst and hoping for the best when it came to David Johnson’s wrist.According to NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN, they didn’t get good news Tuesday.Cardinals’ RB David Johnson is having wrist surgery this week and is expected to miss 2-3 months, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2017 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The team officially placed Johnson on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon.Johnson was injured in the third quarter of Arizona’s season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday. He left the game briefly after taking a hard hit from Glover Quin on a 24-yard catch. Johnson returned on the Cardinals’ next series, but fumbled on the play and left for good after that.In Johnson’s absence, Arizona will likely rely more heavily on a running back-by-committee, with Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elijhaa Penny carrying heavier workloads.The Cardinals also reportedly will sign former Arizona State star D.J. Foster off of the New England Patriots practice squad. – / 26